Chunja Hot Springs
The Chunja Hot Springs are famous for the unique composition of their mineral water
The village of Chunja (also spelled as Chundzha), located about 250 km (155 mi) away from Almaty, is a popular destination for those who want to improve their health. The highly mineralized water of the Chunja Hot Springs is heated by active volcanic processes to a temperature of 37-50° C (95-122° F) and is believed to have healing properties. Resorts usually offer several pools with different temperatures and water compositions. There are radon, hydrogen sulfide, and iodine-bromine springs, each treating different diseases. Before your trip, consult your doctor to make sure you don’t have contraindications to hot spring bathing. The best time to visit the hot springs is in spring, autumn, and early winter.
Useful tips for 2020-2021
How to get there
Chunja is home to a several dozen of resorts providing everything needed for a memorable and relaxing trip away from the city. All of them are located along the Aksai-Chunja-Koljat highway. Many of the resorts offer their guests a transfer from Almaty. However, it will not be a problem for you to get there on your own. The road is excellent; you can easily cover 250 kilometers in 3.5 hours. During your trip to Chunja, make sure to visit the spectacular Charyn Canyon located nearby.
Food and accommodation
Meals are included in the room fare or offered for an additional fee in all resorts in Chunja.